Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Six MoRe Pups Adopted this week-- Rescued from death row! Before and After...

jackson now!   3 months old
Woof!  Woof!  Something to really howl about this week...

This week we found homes for six more dogs that we rescued on their very last day from a very high kill shelter in San Bernardino about 125 miles from our home. (A shelter with a paltry 25% adoption rate for dogs)

We found incredible, loving homes for Rocket, Bella Bee, Bailey, Harley, Lola and Jackson.  You can see their before and after pics-- you'll be able to see why we do this work and what a change a day can make for these critters.

jackson at the shelter
Harley and Lola are the puppies that were born at the shelter, 5 puppies all together, we  rescued mom and babies just 12 hours after their birth.  All of their brothers and sisters were adopted earlier.  Mom dog, Lulu went to live in Malibu with Connie several weeks ago.  A happily ever after story if there ever was one for each of these dogs.......

Why are we telling you about this?  Because we're SO EXCITED to be able to do this work.  We also wanted you to know that If you are even thinking about a adopting a dog, we have some great ones right now... and if you live far away, please, please  go to your local shelter!  About FOUR MILLION healthy, homeless dogs are killed each year.  You can be part of the solution.  You don't have to be crazy dog people, like us....and have dogs everywhere.  But you can help in other ways.  We have a website with our pups, and a place to donate to help our cause. It's located at: 

We also want you to know that if you can't adopt one of our dogs, or any dog for that matter.  You can help us by sponsoring a dog.  With a monthly donation for food, that's $20.00 or to help us "a dog a month" for $80.00. Wonder what we do with your donations?  Donations to our 501c3 help us with adoption fees, pay vet bills, vaccinations, worming, shampoo, mani's and pedi's, food, toys, blankets, spay/neuter, flea treatments, meds..whew.....

Bailey now
Our fee to rescue a dog is $80.00, that goes to our shelter, and includes the spay/neuter.  Think about this: you could save a shelter dog in honor of your wedding day for $80.00.   How cool would that be?  We'll keep you updated all the way through the process until they are adopted. Think about it.   It's the most fun tax deductible donation you could make all year!
Bailey at the shelter

bella bee now

bella bee at the sheleter
Our next adoption event is THIS SUNDAY, October 30th at the Canine Carnival in Ocean Beach here in San the DUSTY RHODES DOG PARK.  10-4. 
You can see Maggie, our Senior Bernese Mountain Dog mix, Rosie the Chi, Leon and Jack both Chi's, Holstein and a few others-- all looking for great homes.

christine and steve
harley with his brothers and sisters 


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Congrats Gina and Steven! Thank you for choosing Elope San Diego :)

Super fun elopement ceremony last night with Gina and Steven.... we wish you all the best! 

christine and steve

 Hey...It's not too late to book your elopement for November 1 or November 11. We have a couple of spots on both of those reallly popular days.... 11/1/11 AND 11/11/11.  Our daughter Jennifer is helping on the 11th and she has a couple of spots as well, for just the ceremony with rose petals.
Send us a quick email with your plans :) or give christine a call  858 945 8341

his and hers....

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Best Barefoot Ceremonies Around... Elope San Diego!

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We continue to stand by our claim of having the best barefoot elope ceremonies around!! Just ask our happy couples.....

Low stress, Easy Elope... we'll not only marry you, we'll even make your bouquet, have your car valet parked and photograph you beautifully in under an hour!  You can be married in great style, without all the drama...and expense.

Check out our website: for all the details....
christine and steve

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Update! The Baby is Here!

He's here!!!   Mattingly Steven Phillips

We proudly welcome our 7th grandchild :)

proud grandparents

christine and steve

he's SOOOOOOOO beautiful!!
October 15, 2011  Houston, Texas  with daddy (our son!) and his camera


Has it been a month ALREADY?

OHMY!!! We just realized that we haven't been back to our blog in a little over a month.  Many weddings, many dogs rescued and today we await the birth of our seventh grandchild!  Our oldest Ben and his wife Leah are having a baby today-- looks like it will be a Texas baby boy.  He will carry the middle name of Steven like his grandfather! 

Seven plus one lucky pups found homes after we rescued them from a high kill shelter in San Bernardino!  Our 501c3 non profit dog rescue "" is in full swing!  Our lucky pups are belle, skip, stella,bogart,elvis, buster, claribel and zoey!  Each of these dogs were rescued on their very last day at the shelter.

And we celebrated with seven plus seven plus seven, PLUS seven couples on their wedding days, with their elopements on the beach in Coronado. September turned out to be a very busy time for elopements.  We are running a little bit behind delivering all of the photos, but they are going out each day, we promise.

birds eye view of an elope to san diego elopement !

Here's a nice note we received from Megan and Matt about how much they enjoyed their day: 
Matt and I would like to thank you for our amazing, stress free wedding! You both were so kind and wonderful, and you really helped to make our day absolutely wonderful. We are very excited to see the pictures and the wedding book! Thank you both.... we had the perfect wedding day!

Megan and Matt Cooper :)

*And from Casey and Mark

 Dear Christine and Steve,
We just received the pictures and we absolutely love them. We had such a wonderful day and are so incredibly pleased with the way the photos and everything turned out. Thank you so much!

Casey and Mark

*And from Danaia and Arnold!

Hi Christine and Steve
Thank you so much for the wonderful experience-- our wedding was a dream come true. You & Steve are a awesome team.Thanks for fairytale wedding XOXO Arnold & Danaia Bueno


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